Predicting the Final College Football Playoff Rankings

Championship Saturday was wild and unpredictable, but we must put it behind us, as the College Football Playoff announcement gives us little time to dwell on the results. Here's what the field should look like.

1. Clemson

Clemson entered the weekend as the No. 1 team in the country, and then backed it up with a 38-3 shellacking of Miami. There's little doubt they'll be No. 1 in the polls come Sunday, and should be considered the favorite to repeat as champs.

2. Georgia

The Bulldogs had revenge on their minds as they dominated Auburn in the SEC title game. Were it not for an impressive performance by Clemson, they'd have a solid argument of jumping to the top spot. They could slide to three based on their ranking last weekend, but they've earned the No. 2 spot.

3. Oklahoma

Oklahoma has an impressive resume, and quietly took care of business against TCU in the Big 12 title game. With Heisman favorite Baker Mayfield leading the way, there's no reason Oklahoma can't surprise us all and win the CFP. I wouldn't bet against them.

4. Alabama

We don't like it any more than you do. While Ohio State won their conference championship, this spot was Wisconsin's to lose. The Buckeyes did edge the Badgers, but is that enough to jump an Alabama team who's dominated their competition all season long? Despite one narrow loss against Auburn, the Tide are deserving of the fourth spot.

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